14 Body Oils That Will Give You a Sun-Kissed Glow in Seconds

by Nikki Brown
Apr 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Body Bronzing Oils
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Ever since Rihanna hypnotized me with this video of her applying Fenty Beauty’s new Body Lava to her shoulder, I’ve been pining for a sun-kissed glow (and a bid to be her new bestie). Unfortunately, my enthusiasm precedes the warm weather, which still feels like it’s light-years away. But thankfully, we have bronzing oils to give us a glow minus the dangerous sun exposure until things even out.

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1 /14: Sjolie Golden Sunless Shimmer

Sjolie Golden Shimmer Drops
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1/14 :Sjolie Golden Sunless Shimmer

Add a few drops of this to a spray-tan solution for extra shimmer.

Golden Sunless Shimmer, $10 at Sjolie

2 /14: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil
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2/14 :The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

This dry oil is made with community-trade honey from Ethiopia and promises not to leave behind a greasy finish.

Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil, $13.20 (was $22) at The Body Shop

3 /14: Gourmand Shimmering Body Oil

Gourmand Shimmering Body Oil
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3/14 :Gourmand Shimmering Body Oil

This cruelty-free blend smells like heaven and also leaves your skin feeling hydrated.

Gourmand Shimmering Body Oil, $20 (was $26) at Urban Outfitters

4 /14: Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Now Wild Palm Oil

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Now Wild Palm Oil
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4/14 :Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Now Wild Palm Oil

The warm monoï fragrance of this body shimmer will leave you pining for a tropical vacay.

Very Sexy Now Wild Palm oil, $25 at Victoria's Secret

5 /14: Bath & Body Works At the Beach Shimmer Body Oil

Bath and Body Works At the Beach Shimmer Body Oil
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5/14 :Bath & Body Works At the Beach Shimmer Body Oil

Infused with coconut oil, vitamin E, and jojoba oil, this lightweight formula quickly absorbs into the skin, while also leaving you with a shimmery glow.

At the Beach Shimmer Body Oil, $18.50 at Bath & Body Works

6 /14: St. Tropez One Night Only Finishing Gloss

St. Tropez One Night Only Finishing Gloss
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6/14 :St. Tropez One Night Only Finishing Gloss

Enhance your tan with a layer of this shimmer-free gloss, that washes off easily with soap and water.

One Night Only Finishing Gloss, $25 at St. Tropez

7 /14: Kaylux Vacation Body Highlighter

Kaylux Summer Vacation Body Highlighter
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7/14 :Kaylux Vacation Body Highlighter

Kaylux, a black-woman-owned company, created one of our favorite shimmer formulas, infused with a healthy blend of five natural oils for hydration to boot.

Vacation Body Highlighter, $30 at Kaylux

8 /14: Sol de Janeiro Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil

Sol de Janeiro Limited Edition Ipanama Sunset Glow Oil
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8/14 :Sol de Janeiro Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil

Prepare to feel and look like a Brazilian goddess when you slather on this softening dry oil for a light-reflecting shimmer that looks amazing on all skin tones and won't transfer to your clothing or swimsuit. The pre-sale of the Ipanema scent sold out in a whopping eight hours, so be sure to grab this one or the darker Copacabana bronze when both drop later this month.

Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil, $35 at Sol de Janeiro on April 19 and at Sephora on April 24

9 /14: Elizabeth Arden Dare to Bare Body Bronzing Oil

Elizabeth Arden Dare to Bare Body Bronzing Oil
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9/14 :Elizabeth Arden Dare to Bare Body Bronzing Oil

The mica particles in this lightweight formula help blur fine lines so you can bare it all with a more youthful glow.

Dare to Bare Body Bronzing Oil, $36 at Elizabeth Arden

10 /14: Kopari Coconut Body Glow

Kopari Coconut Body Glow
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10/14 :Kopari Coconut Body Glow

Slather your body in a heaping helping of coconut oil while pearlescent minerals leave you with a just a hint of shimmer.

Coconut Body Glow, $42 at Kopari

11 /14: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Spray

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Spray
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11/14 :Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Spray

Spritz this lightly scented spray onto your body and hair for head-to-toe bronze goddess vibes.

Bronze Goddess shimmering oil spray, $45 at Estée Lauder

12 /14: Fenty Beauty Body Lava

Fenty Beauty Body Lava
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12/14 :Fenty Beauty Body Lava

If Rihanna’s selling it, we're buying it, especially when it comes with an adorable brush for application.

Body Lava, $59 at Fenty Beauty

13 /14: Nars Monoï Body Glow

Nars Monoi Body Glow
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13/14 :Nars Monoï Body Glow

French-Polynesian monoï, straight from Tahiti, complements this chocolate-colored formula to leave your skin silky-smooth with a hint of shimmer.

Monoï Body Glow, $59 at Nars

14 /14: Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body
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14/14 :Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body

This shimmer is infused with FermiProtect, a wild shiitake extract to protect the collagen fibers in the skin, caffeine to decrease puffiness and aloe vera to soothe after sun exposure.

Supermodel Body, $65 at Charlotte Tilbury